Winston & Strawn litigation partner Michael Elkin was named as one as one of the entertainment industry's "Power Lawyers 2007" for litigation by The Hollywood Reporter, Esq. Mr. Elkin, based in the firm's New York office, is noted for his diverse client roster, including Yahoo!, the NBA, and singer James Taylor.
The Reporter cites Elkin's representation of EMI in a $100 million suit against ringtone provider Infospace, defense of music memorabilia clearinghouse Wolfgang's Vault in a copyright infringement suit, and recent trial victory for Yahoo!'s LAUNCHcast music service in a copyright infringement action brought by Sony BMG (view the press release on this victory).
According to Bill Sagan, CEO of Wolfgang's Vault, Elkin is "ferociously bright and ferociously aggressive, both things you need in this industry."